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Archive for October, 2011

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Band’s Members Play for Keeps

Band’s Members Play for Keeps

In the way that pop songs have a “hook” that keeps listeners humming, the Laguna Concert Band attracts musicians and keeps them playing for years. And they are as diverse as they are talented. “When you look at the beautiful venues we play in…, and then take into account the quality of band we have […]

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Opposition Leader Turns to Libya’s Future

Opposition Leader Turns to Libya’s Future

This week, Laguna Beach’s A. Omar Turbi learned a U.S. Navy hospital ship will shift its heading towards Malta, an island state in the Mediterranean, 150 miles north of Tripoli, Libya’s capital. Despite a promise of help from Arizona’s U.S. Senator John McCain during a visit to the recently liberated capital in September, medical aid […]

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Court Sanctions Rockledge Development

Court Sanctions Rockledge Development

After two years of discord between beach-front neighbors, Mark Towfiq says he sleeps better at night now, knowing that the rumble of bulldozers can be heard every morning at the property he owns above Rockledge Beach. Last week, the county Superior Court ruled in favor of Towfiq and his wife Carol Nakahara, allowing them to […]

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  Canyon Carvers Perfect Their Chips

Canyon Carvers Perfect Their Chips

Photos by Ted Reckas Expert and novice alike take advantage of the long-running stone carving class taught by master stone carvers and longtime college instructors Marvin Johnson and Joseph Sovella.   At the Saturday sessions, held at Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., students learn techniques using a variety of tools […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

The Signal From Europe The latest attempts by European leaders to rescue their continent from its debt crisis are encouraging but not conclusive. This is a complex problem that continues to enhance the relative merits of stocks in companies focused outside the Euro Zone. Solidly financed global companies like Spain’s Telefonica (TEF-$22), Denmark-based Novo-Nordisk (NVO-$110) […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Trick or Treat? What are you going to be on Halloween? A witch, of course. It’s the best thing to be. Do you know what Halloween really celebrates? Grampa, don’t tell me about All Hallow’s Eve or All Saints Day or Dia de los Muertos or how the day is celebrated in Canada. I’ll tell […]

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Runners Make Good Time at  Mt. Sac

Runners Make Good Time at Mt. Sac

Varsity girls placed 6th as team at Laguna Beach High School’s last cross-country meet on Oct. 21. The League Finals will be on November 2.

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Locals Go for Glory and Win Anyway

Locals Go for Glory and Win Anyway

A group of young local skateboarders dominated their age divisions in the two biggest races in downhill skateboarding this year. Given Laguna Beach’s long history as a skateboarding haven, it’s no wonder the current up and comers are at the top of the sport, but none of them aspire to make a career of it. […]

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Fall Sports Round Up

Fall Sports Round Up

Girls Volleyball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis and Boys Water Polo

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Polo Teams Start Season On Winning Note

Polo Teams Start Season On Winning Note

The Laguna Beach 12 & under and 14 & under girls water polo teams opened the season strong by winning the Evan Cousineau Cup this past weekend. The 12 & Under girls got things started with a 9-4 win over Riverside on Saturday and followed that up with a 12-7 victory against the normally-strong 680 […]

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El Morro Students Harvest Lessons from the Garden

El Morro Students Harvest Lessons from the Garden

Bright orange pumpkins, pale honeydew melons, dark green bell peppers, striped cucumber melons and the aroma of basil and mint enrich the landscape of the El Morro Elementary School Garden. At the school dismissal bell, Garden Club students brimming with enthusiasm enter the garden gates. Parent and garden volunteer Sharael Kolberg awaits with an interesting […]

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Get Out of the House

Get Out of the House

When Life Gives You Pumpkins, Make Pumpkin Pie It wasn’t a good sign when the bearded man in plaid and a neon orange vest made the hand motion for “keep going.” The next volunteer relayed the bad news, “Sorry, folks, parking is full. You’ll have to go down the road to the old elementary school […]

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Nutrition Forum Instills Food For Thought and Health

Nutrition Forum Instills Food For Thought and Health

The national discussion about childhood obesity took a local turn last week during Coffee Break as the school district’s foodservice manager Debra Appel and local dietician Melanie Silverman described local nutritional practices in schools and common-sense guidelines.

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Thurston Ecology Club Makes a Difference

Thurston Ecology Club Makes a Difference

Travel the campus at Thurston Middle School and it is apparent that protecting the environment is a lesson modeled for students and staff throughout the campus. Green recycle bins are available at various locations. Gardens planted with a variety of native, succulents dot the landscape. A colorful recyclable container with the reminder to “Love Your […]

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Children’s Book Illustration on Exhibit

Children’s Book Illustration on Exhibit

The Laguna College of Art and Design will be featuring the traveling exhibit, The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration, Nov. 3 through Dec. 16, with a reception during first Thursday’s Artwalk on Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Consisting of 40 works of art, the art was featured in the juried Original Art […]